The Redskins made the biggest trade of the off-season, and arguably of their storied history when the team acquired the No. 2 overall pick in this upcoming draft. The trade with the St. Louis Rams will send the Redskins' first-round (sixth overall) and second-round picks in this year’s draft, plus first-round picks in 2013 and 2014, for what is expected to be the selection of Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.
Essentially, the Redskins mortgaged the house and summer home to draft RG3. While many believe it was a dangerous risk, it was the right move for this team at this time. Since 2000, the Redskins have featured 13 quarterbacks, and have not had a franchise quarterback under center since the great Joe Theismann.
In free agency, the Redskins have addressed a number of areas such as wide receiver and the secondary. However, there still remains a lack of depth in the secondary and the patchwork offensive line must be upgraded if the Redskins hope to keep RG3 safe. London Fletcher (egregiously) has yet to be re-signed and the Redskins still need to add another inside linebacker to compliment Fletcher.
The Redskins have drafted fairly well the past two seasons, and need to continue adding pieces that contribute sooner than later. Drafting a quarterback is the most important pick the Redskins will have made in a decade or longer so either way the draft goes, it will be a success for the Redskins.